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LECTURE

Interpreting Contemporary Art with Katherine Gass

Friday, 26 May 2017 | Friday, 29 September 2017 | 5-8 PM
544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

 

A tour of our exhibitions, Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros and Ready. Fire! Aim., followed by a lecture by Katherine Gass, who will speak about certain works on view as they relate to an introductory understanding of contemporary art.

 

Katherine Gass is an art curator and advisor who designs and produces art collections and educational projects that focus on community building. Her particular passion is for generating unique opportunities for artists within the business and hospitality sectors. Her projects bring together divergent professional practices in the spirit of collaboration to promote cultural understanding and increase knowledge exchange through artistic innovation. www.jamescoart.com

 

Admission: Free

Seating is limited and registration is required.

 

 

 

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FIRST FRIDAYS
2 June | 7 July | 4 August | 1 September | 6 October | 3 November 2017
5-8 PM
544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

Once a month we welcome visitors to view our exhibitions without a guide and at their own pace.

 

With wood-fired pizza available from La Pizza Lupo!

Prepared in a vintage truck with an Italian-made wood-burning oven, La Pizza Lupo uses local, seasonal and artisanal ingredients to prepare you a delicious slice.

 

 

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LECTURE

All About Orchids with Kim DeLong

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 | 12 - 4 PM

544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

 

On the first day of summer, join us for a tour of our Outdoor Sculpture exhibition, featuring Marc Quinn’s 20-foot tall sculpture of a Phragmipedium sedenii orchid, followed by a talk with Kim DeLong from the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College. Kim will discuss intricacies of this orchid genus as well as how to care for orchids in general. (12 PM – 1:30 PM)

 

Following is an optional caravan to Eshqua Bog  in Hartland, VT, managed by The Nature Conservancy of Vermont and The New England Wildflower Society. Join Kim and Susan and Dean Greenberg, volunteer stewards at Eshqua Bog, for a tour of hundreds of wild and blooming Showy lady’s-slippers (Cypripedium reginae), a Vermont native orchid. (2:00 PM – 2:45 PM)

 

Finish the afternoon with an optional trip to view the Brout Orchid Collection at Dartmouth College where the beautiful greenhouse accommodates approximately 900 orchids in addition to other tropical, sub-tropical, and desert plants. (3:15 PM – 4 PM)

 

Admission: Free

Rain or shine

Participants responsible for their own transportation

 

 

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TOUR

Curator’s Tour of Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros with Eric Fischl

Sunday, 23 July 2017 | 12 PM – 1:30 PM

544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

 

Join us for a curator-led walkthrough of Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros with Eric Fischl.

 

Approximately sixty-five artists are represented in Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, which includes over eighty paintings, photographs, works on paper and sculptures selected by Fischl from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections. In this fresh and provocative show, Fischl illustrates the absurd extremes associated with romantic and sexual love. Desire, passion, vulnerability, disappointment, pleasure and torment are expressed as a Greek or Shakespearian comedy – epic and tragic, hopeful and hazardous.  

 

Born in New York City in 1948, Eric Fischl is one of the most influential American figurative painters and sculptors working today. Fischl is most well known for provocative, large-scale paintings of middle-class suburban America that are imbued with psychological and often uncomfortable sexual undertones. He lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY with his wife, the painter April Gornik.

 

Admission: Free

Space is limited and registration is required.

 

 

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WORKSHOP

Figure Drawing with Live Model: Instruction by Ian Campbell Swordy

Monday, 17 July 2017 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM and/or 12:30 PM – 3 PM

544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

 

Join us for a tour of our exhibitions, Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros and Ready. Fire! Aim., in conjunction with a figure drawing class with instructor, Ian Campbell Swordy, in the presence of a live model.

 

Ian Campbell Swordy received his BFA from Hunter College (New York, NY), and his MFA from Yale University (New Haven, CT). He is currently a lecturer in the department of Studio Art at Dartmouth College.

 

Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or contact us to order a boxed lunch in advance.

 

Admission: Free

Adults only

Participants bring their own materials: newsprint or drawing paper; charcoal; drawing board. No wet materials please

 

Space is limited and registration is required.

 

 

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WORKSHOP

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop with Peter Money

Saturday, 12 August 2017 | 2:30 – 5:30 PM

544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

 

Join us for a tour of our exhibitions, Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros and Ready. Fire! Aim., followed by an ekphrastic poetry workshop led by Peter Money. From the Greek word meaning “description”, an ekphrastic poem is a vivid description meant to amplify and expand the meaning of a work of art. Participants will compose and share a poem inspired by one of the artworks on view.

 

Peter Money is a poet, editor, and teacher. He is also co-founder and director of Harbor Mountain Press. His books include These Are My Shoes, A Big Yellow, Finding It: Selected Poems, Che: A Novella In Three Parts, and American Drone: New & Select Poems.  In 2012, Graywolf Press published his co-translations (with Sinan Antoon) of Saadi Youssef’s poems, Nostalgia, My Enemy.

 

Admission: Free

Participants bring their own notebooks. Pencils will be provided. Smartphones recommended if possible.

Space is limited and registration is required.

 

 

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WORKSHOP

Figure Drawing with Live Model: Instruction by Amber Geneva Erkiletian

Monday, 11 September 2017 | 9 AM - 12:30 PM and/or 12:30 PM – 3 PM

544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

 

Join us for a tour of our exhibitions, Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros and Ready. Fire! Aim., in conjunction with a figure drawing class with instructor, Amber Geneva Erkiletian, in the presence of a live model.

 

Amber Geneva Erkiletian received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL). A practicing artist, she has worked in welding, bronze, aluminum casting, woodworking, painting and drawing.

 

Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch or contact us to order a boxed lunch in advance.

 

Admission: Free

Adults only

Participants bring their own materials: newsprint or drawing paper; charcoal; drawing board. No wet materials please

 

Space is limited and registration is required.

 

 

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TOUR

Curator’s Tour of Ready. Fire! Aim. with DJ Hellerman

Sunday, 1 October 2017 | 12 PM – 1:30 PM

544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

 

Join us as the curator of Ready. Fire! Aim., DJ Hellerman, leads a tour of the exhibition in conversation with artists Mildred Beltré and Peter Gallo, whose work was recently on view at Burlington City Arts as part of this joint exhibition.

 

Ready. Fire! Aim. is a joint exhibition taking place at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont (6 May – 26 November 2017) and at the BCA Center in Burlington, Vermont (21 April – 9 July 2017). Inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art collecting philosophy, this group show explores the psychology of impulsive action and strategic thinking. Using the creative process as a point of departure, Ready. Fire! Aim. brings together artworks addressing issues of violence and decay, gestural abstraction and linear precision, as well as the sensible and the absurd. BCA Center’s presentation includes work by six emerging to nationally recognized Vermont-based artists, while the Hall Art Foundation’s presentation features a selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by internationally recognized contemporary artists.

 

DJ Hellerman is Curator of Art & Programs at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. Most recently, Hellerman served as the Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Burlington City Arts (BCA).

 

Admission: Free

Space is limited and registration is required.

 

 

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FILM SCREENING
Carnal Knowledge
Sunday, 5 November 2017 | 4 PM
544 VT ROUTE 106, READING, VT 05062

 

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, on view at the Hall Art Foundation’s galleries in Reading, Vermont from 6 May – 26 November 2017.

 

Following a tour of the exhibition, the screening of Carnal Knowledge, selected by curator Eric Fischl, will take place at our new visitor center. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

 

Carnal Knowledge is a thought provoking, if depressing look at the sexual attitudes and obsessions of two American men from their college days and into their 40's. The arrogant Jonathan (played by Jack Nicholson) uses women as sex objects. Sandy (played by Arthur Garfunkel) plays Jonathan's sexually uncertain college roommate who dates and later marries a beautiful college girl who Jonathan lusts after.

 

Trailer for Carnal Knowledge. Produced by Embassy Pictures | Directed by Mike Nichols | 1h 38min | Drama | English | 1971 (United States) | Rated R

 

Admission: Free

Seating is limited and registration is required.